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originally posted by: stormson
a reply to: xuenchen
is that why their middle class so much better off than we are?
is that why they are able to take vacations and take adequate time off when they have a kid?
originally posted by: xuenchen
We Americans keep hearing how "great" Socialism in Europe is.
Maybe we hear only the "good" and not so much the "bad" (if any) ?
With things like total universal healthcare and whatnot, the taxes must be ultra high.
But we must analyze the cost/benefit ratios and see if it is really worth it.
Even if some forms seem OK in European countries, how would those work in America with all the corruption?
We know from history that many "Socialisms" have failed especially ones under the "Communist" cloaks thru 1990 or so.
And I wonder how former USSR nations are doing now compared to before?
Are "Western" European countries taking cues from former Soviet systems?
Very interesting to compare.
The author of this article has some revealing points;
Look at some of the taxes and other hardships one writer for the Examiner listed after living in Germany for years:
There is a 20% sales tax on everything. There is a TV tax, radio tax, dog tax, 50% death tax for many, taxes overall total of about 65% of one’s income. If you don’t survive, there is always welfare.
There is no Central Air. They use dinky radiator-heaters in winter.
Gasoline is $7-$10 dollars a gallon because of government taxes, taxes Mr. Obama dreams of.
People can’t afford mortgages unless they are 50-year mortgages.
What Socialism Will Look Like in the United States
What says Americans?
originally posted by: adjensen
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